Iowa fertilizer plant responsible for chemical spill

Our water and our air are in peril.

Iowa Environmental Focus

A fertilizer plant in Washington, Iowa is cleaning up after releasing at least 400 gallons of herbicides and farm chemicals into a nearby creek.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said a Liqui-Grow employee was rinsing totes containing the chemicals in a designated containment area to control runoff. When the containment area filled, however, the employee pumped the rinse water into the ground.

The incident was reported by a Washington resident who noticed a strong chemical odor and milky white color in his neighbourhood stream on Tuesday.

For more information, read the full Iowa DNR press release.

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